Saturday, 9th May 2009

             

            

 

Walk: Pike o' Blisco
Start Point: Old Dungeon Ghyll car park Grid Reference: NY 286 061
Distance: 7 miles Ascent: 2,300 feet
Time: 5 hrs    
Weather: 4 seasons in a day, dull but dry to start, then howling gale and rain with some sleet in the rain before eventually some sun as we got back.
Comments: The car park was full when we arrived and we had to park on the road, there were a lot of people ready to set off for their various walks. Five of us set off along Mickleden Beck and crossed as we made for Oxendale. So far so good, but as we climbed the wind and rain started and increased in strength as we climbed. Eventually before we got to Red Tarn, two of our members turned back and joined the steady stream of people giving up and returning to Old Dungeon Ghyll. Three continued to Red Tarn, but decided to give Cold Pike a miss, and made for Pike O Blisco, where there was sleet in the rain. No view, so it was down over Wrynose Fell back to the cars, and the sun appeared as we got back. There is some chap who devised a rule about such events, cannot quite remember who he was!

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When we did the recce the weather was clear on Cold Pike . . .

 

and we could see our route . . .

 

across to Pike o' Blisco . . .

 

and its easterly summit

 

But the day of the walk brought mist, as Gary admires the view . . . 

 

from Pike o' Blisco

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